[ shuh-grin ]
See synonyms for: chagrinchagrined on

  1. a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation.

verb (used with object),cha·grined or cha·grinned, cha·grin·ing or cha·grin·ning.
  1. to vex by disappointment or humiliation: The rejection of his proposal chagrined him deeply.

  2. Obsolete. shagreen (def. 1).

Origin of chagrin

First recorded in 1650–60; from French; origin unknown

synonym study For chagrin

1. See shame.

Other words from chagrin

  • un·cha·grined, adjective

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How to use chagrin in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chagrin


/ (ˈʃæɡrɪn) /

  1. a feeling of annoyance or mortification

  1. to embarrass and annoy; mortify

Origin of chagrin

C17: from French chagrin, chagriner, of unknown origin

Derived forms of chagrin

  • chagrined, adjective

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